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Let’s hope it isn’t a case of deja vue again with this new variant. I noticed it is being classed as bought into the country by plane. Possibly India should have been put on red list earlier and those arriving from there going into compulsory quarantine for 14 days or is it 10 now when they came here. Once again horse and bolted comes to mind.
I am fed up of being thanked for all the sacrifices only to have a delay on something that seems logical co....g everything up AGAIN. 

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Margie is right. I keep popping in to see how you all are. Thankyou all so much for your posts.   I'm afraid we are not very well the pair of us. This must be the 'Long Covid' that we hear a

I really wish that more people were afraid. For their own safety.    I don't think anyone who hasn't witnessed in reality a person down on their hands and knees gasping  with a chest full of

Am in total dismay at the human race. It's becoming more like Mad Max at the moment.        This me me society we have created cares only about themselves: I'm alright Jack, the rest of you can f

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The amount of people calling for extended lockdowns & restrictions is staggering. I think some folk got used to & like getting 80% wages for doing nothing? Another lockdown on the way, will we accept it? I'm not sure.

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I'm not sure about ours. Rang for a repeat prescription - 6 weeks thank you very much and after a receptionist demanded to know what it's for, I thought they weren't supposed to know?

Any road up whilst there made mention of my chronic tinnitus and.... make another appointment! In and out in less than five mins...

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That is just the point RR I DON’T want any more lockdowns and want to get back to as much as normal as possible. Don’t know anyone who is getting 80% to stay at home so can’t comment on what they think.

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19 minutes ago, Brew said:

I'm not sure about ours. Rang for a repeat prescription - 6 weeks thank you very much and after a receptionist demanded to know what it's for, I thought they weren't supposed to know?

Any road up whilst there made mention of my chronic tinnitus and.... make another appointment! In and out in less than five mins...

I tried the POD system for repeat prescriptions about 3 times. On each occasion the person on the other end of the phone said, for certain items, " you can't have that as you've still got 7 days supply".

Now, I just nip down to the surgery and drop my repeat in a letterbox marked 'Repeat Prescriptions'. It's simpler, the hardest bit about using POD is actually getting through. These calls are taken by people at home, using computers to order (one lady I spoke to said she was working from her bedroom as it was the only place to keep her pc.)

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My prescription needs an annual consult with a doctor, Hardly looked at me, just tap tap tap on his PC and you need to make an appointment for anything else and no you can't go the reception. You must book by phone...

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I have to ‘see’ a specialist at the hospital every 6 months. The last few appointments have been telephone consultations. I got a letter the other day to say they have got to change my next telephone appointment to.....same day, 15 minutes later. I doubt I’d have noticed. The could have saved a stamp.

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We order our repeat prescriptions using systmonline and they are ready for collection at our local pharmacy after 72 hours.  The pharmacy offers a free delivery service but we haven't taken them up on that yet - perhaps when we are no longer able to collect them ourselves, we will!

To get an appointment with a GP we use 'Askmygp' where you can request either a named GP or any doctor available.  All we have to do. Is type in the problem.  The doctor responds via text, email or usually a phone call for a remote consult.   If a face to face is deemed necessary, an appointment is made there and then.   All very efficient!

 

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I'm beginning to think we will never see the back of it. Things started to look promising then along came the Indian variant and now not to be out done Yorkshire has come up the a 'triple variant'... I'm fed up now!

 

'Triple mutant' Covid variant identified in the UK with 'strange gene combination' (msn.com)

 

PS -  I've just some idiots 'proving' that the Covid vaccination is actually a government scheme to inject us with a chip. They can prove this by holding a magnet to their arm and it is held there...

 

 

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44 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

.......and I thought it was my natural attraction!

Gimme a hug n I'll tell yer...    smile2

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Up here on NW News they have been canvassing expert opinion.

Last night they interviewed an idiot who pulled up on an off road motorbike..on public roads..with no crash helmet.

This 'expert' was concerned about what was in the vaccine and 'had friends who'd had it and developed Covid Side Effects...'..

Let's be careful out there!!  :Shock:

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The area I live in has now lost its “virus supressed status” as we now have 5 confirmed cases, not sure if they are the Indian variant or not. Hopefully this little outbreak will be contained and not spread. 

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It has kicked off in Melbourne Victoria again with 30 cases that had their origin in a medi-hotel in Adelaide. Some food was delivered to a room with a covid positive guest in it. Shortly afterwards food was delivered to a room close by to a a covid negative person and apparently they caught it from aerosol droplets from the other room. As they were covid negative they left quarantine and flew to Melbourne. Two days later they developed symptoms and tested positive. Melbourne now has 30 cases and has entered a 7 day lockdown. The plonkers that hadn't thought about being vaccinated before are now complaining about the queues at the testing and vaccination centres and that the government is not doing enough about it.

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Serve them right OZ. People have yet to realise the importance of vaccination. Not getting into politics or argument but the other day one post was about compulsory voting. To me its more important to be compulsory vaccinated.  'Scuse me but if they catch their foot on a rusty nail would they refuse an anti tetanus jab?

I have cousins in Melbourne and they have both just retired so are looking forward to going around a bit more. My cousin has been very ill and has been making a wonderful recovery ( he was near death) so hope he and she don't go near anyone positive.

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What with the Cummings farrago and the rising numbers of infections the government is really under the cosh.

Holiday companies and others appear to put profits first by claiming restrictions are too strict and going on too long, others claiming not enough is being done.

The latest jibe is 'lockdown by stealth' in areas most affected by the Indian variant and with a strong dose of "why us not them" attitude".  Looking at a map I can see why they are reluctant to initiate local measures.

Locking down a town or city was mooted when the IV arrived and there were 31 affected areas, there are now 181 and cases still rising, still we're waiting for a firm decision.

Like it or not there is a third wave building, it's not done with us yet!

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Day 2 of 5 in London & compered to Nottingham you would think covid & masks never existed, the whole place is buzzing, its well & truly business as usual down here even before the weekend :crazy:

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First time for a while, been to a pub for a meal with a friend.

 

Masks to get in, but then don't need them once you're inside - or sitting outside. Everybody else in the place was sensible and reasonable. Not too busy, but just like the old days. Quite nostalgic; a reminder of how things used to be.

 

Hopefully, that's how it will continue.

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After 21st June I'm done with any lockdown restrictions, no more masks or social distancing for me, life to short, enough is enough :aggressive:

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